Reported research often provides a solution to a worldwide issue. Take, for example, the issue of global warming. The research reported will typically describe how the issue has been investigated and what the research points to as a way forward. But don’t for one moment think that you are expected to solve such a major contemporary challenge. No research student should aspire to this level. Rather, postgraduate researchers focus their efforts on producing a credible piece of research that advances knowledge in a small way, such as trying out something in your setting that has previously only been attempted elsewhere and, ultimately, providing a small piece of new evidence on the issue. Your contribution is likely to be significant for a very small audience and a very small academic community. It will present your own voice on the area you have chosen.
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